can't convert m4a file

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  1. omansour macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I have recorded an interview with my iPhone today. The file extension is .m4a and I tried to play using many players but didn't succeed. I downloaded a convertor (e.g. Switch) but it didn't work as well. I am not sure what is the problem. Any help here?

    THANKS!
    /O
     
  2. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    Have you tried converting it in iTunes?
     
  3. omansour thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes I did. And I tried to add the file into an iTunes playlist but it didn't work either!
     
  4. ulbador macrumors 68000

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  5. omansour thread starter macrumors member

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  6. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    When you right click on the file in iTunes does it say "Convert to AAC" or "Convert to MP3"?
     
  7. omansour thread starter macrumors member

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    The file cannot be added into iTune for some reason. Any ideas how to do that? I tried to drag and drop but didn't work.
     
  8. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    Assuming that you are recording on your iPhone using the built in VoiceRecorder it should just show up in your iTunes when you sync it.
     
  9. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    Just change the extension from m4a. to m4v. and it will work.
     
  10. eastercat macrumors 68040

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  11. omansour thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes it should but for some reason it didn't. When I synced it with iTune it didn't appear there. I am now trying to add it into iTunes it didn't work as well.
     
  12. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    OH its an audio file, oops my mistake... Try my suggestion anyway just to see if it works?
     
  13. omansour thread starter macrumors member

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    What is cog.?
     
  14. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    It's possible that the recording was corrupted. You should try recording something else and see if it shows up in iTunes.
     
  15. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Cog is an audio player that plays, among other things, .m4a.
     

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